Category Archives: Toshiba

Using Google Gmail SMTP Server for Toshiba eStudio copier/MFD scan to email function

 

I have been asked this question a few times and I decided to post the solution. Using a Gmail account with a Toshiba eStudio’s scan to email function is easy..

First, log into your Toshiba eStudio copier, go to Administration, then to Network.

First off, you have to select DNS, enable it if its disabled and set the DNS to point to Google’s DNS and then set the appropriate SMTP Client Settings. The login and password should be one of your user Gmail accounts and password.

 

DNS Session

Enable DNS: Enable

Primary DNS Server Address: 8.8.8.8 “This is Google’s DNS”

Secondary DNS Server Address: 8.8.4.4 “This is Google’s DNS”

 

SMTP Client

Enable SMTP Client: Enable

Enable SSL: Accept all certificates without CA

SSL/TLS: STARTTLS

SMTP Server Address: smtp.gmail.com

POP Before SMTP Disable

Authentication: Plain

Login Name: your-google-account-name@gmail.com

Password: “your Gmail account password”

Maximum Email / InternetFax Size: 30 MB

Port Number: 587 or 465 “whichever port that works”

SMTP Client Connection Timeout(1-180): 30 Seconds “Only if you have this option”

 

Joe Lovrek

Reset Toshiba Satellite laptop to factory settings

Toshiba Satellite Factory Recovery

Toshiba laptops starting with mid-2007 and up did not come with a recovery disc when purchased as previous years. Instead, Toshiba has opted to add a hidden partition on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd but is more efficient as in it cannot get lost scratched now being on the laptop itself.

To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / “out of the box” settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work for you.

ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.

1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time just “tap” the power button once to switch on your notebook, “do not hold down the power button”.

3) When the machine Starts beeping or comes to a recovery screen; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select “Yes” to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. “Do not select “Erase the hard disk” unless you plan on installing your own version of windows when the laptop is reformatted.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. This will include “System Recovery Options”. Click Next again.

7) It will warn you that “All partitions will be deleted and you will lose all data on the hard drive”
Just Click Next to Start recovery.

Depending on the speed of the machine, it could take 10-30 minutes to do a complete factory recovery. Once your recovery is complete, before you go back through setup, you can download a hard drive clone software called clonezilla here http://clonezilla.org/ which will allow you to boot, clone your hard drive to another backup drive just to have for your safety needs. This is great if you want to mirror your hard drive, go back through the recovery process, delete your partition and install your own operating system then if you change your mind, you can use the clonezilla image to put everything back the way it was.

by Joe Lovrek

Toshiba e-Studio Scan Fax Settings Using Gmail

I have received several emails lately from people asking me if I knew how to set up a Gmail account to work with their Toshiba e-Studio copier so that they may use it to send scan faxes.  The answer is yes, I have set this up before to use on my personal machine.

I will provide details on how to set a Toshiba e-Studio copier using a Gmail account and a help image from my personal machine to show you my settings that are currently working.

First, to set up a Gmail account to use with your Toshiba e-Studio copier to send scan faxes, you have to log into the admin web panel or at least know the admin password to access your SMTP settings area of your copier.

Second, you need to make sure you select network, then SMTP client, not SMTP Server as you will not be using it as a server, just a client.

Third, you will need to use these Gmail settings:

Enable SMTP Client: Enable

Enable SSL: Accept all certificates without CA   “Accept All Certificates”

SSL/TLS: Over SSL   “You Must Enable Over SSL”

SMTP Server Address: smtp.gmail.com

POP Before SMTP: Disable

Authentication: Auto

Login Name: your_google_email_address@gmail.com

Maximum Email / InternetFax Size: 30 MB

Port Number: 465    “This is Gmail’s SSL Port, You Must Use This Port”

Finally, one you have entered the correct settings, you must save once for the popup window to close, and then save again in the Toshiba e-Studio TopAccess panel before closing. ***THIS IS A MUST, DO NOT FORGET OR YOUR SETTINGS WILL NOT BE SAVED AND THIS WILL NOT WORK***

Remember, These settings work as they were taken directly from my machine which is used daily without any problems, if you have problems, check your Gmail account name and password, if you still have problems, there is something else wrong with settings in another area.

Here is an image of the correct settings

Toshiba e-Studio Scan Fax Settings Using Gmail